The 2007 edition of the Kevin and Rebecca Christmas Tour is well underway. Friday after work we drove to Ithaca to see my parents, my sister and her husband for a speed Christmas, then on Saturday night we continued on to Ohio for Christmas with Kevin's parents and both sides of his extended family.
We won't open most of our presents till later this morning morning, but I've already unloaded two knitted gifts: Anna's sweater and the shawl from a few posts ago, which was secretly intended for Kevin's grandma.
Anna is also wearing presents from my mom: a hat and scarf my mom made, and matching gloves she bought. In person, the gloves look like she borrowed them from cookie monster's teal cousin--Anna gets to wear fun winter accessories because she lives in tropical Washington DC, not the wintry arctic of New Haven. (Also, she drives to work instead of trudging through the frozen, poorly shoveled tundra.)
And here's Kevin's grandma in her new shawl. One of my grandmas taught me to knit, but I never made anything for her (oddly, it did not occur to me to give her any knitted dresses for toy mice, which was what I mostly knit at first... Perhaps all her toy mice already had dresses?).
Grandma G. was completely surprised that the shawl was actually for her, and wore it for the rest of the evening--which is the perfect response to a knitted present.